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There are approximately 2.2 million people in prison in the United States - the highest prison population in the world. 1Institute for Criminal Policy Research
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The prison population in the United States has increased 700% since 1970. 2Pew Trusts
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The United States represents 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s PRISON population. 3The New York Times
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At least 95% of inmates will eventually be released from prison. 4U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Black men are incarcerated 6 times more often than white men. 5Pew Research Center
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One out of every four black males born today will end up in jail if current incarceration rates continue. 6The Washington Post
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The state of California houses more than 130,000 inmates across 35 prisons. 7California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
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In 2017 alone, California taxpayers will pay $11.4 BILLION dollars to oversee 129,000 inmates and 44,000 parolees. 8CA State Budget: Public Safety, National Association of State Budget Officers
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As of 2017, the cost to the California taxpayer is $75,560 a year for each inmate – more than the cost of tuition at Harvard for a year. 9Los Angeles Times
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The recidivism rate in California hovers around 45%. 10Inside CDCR

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